Culminating a discussion that has been ongoing for the past year, the board of Baraka Foundation unanimously approved today a new mission statement for the organization.
The mission reflects a broad definition of “media,” to include media development, arts projects, public information and education, particularly in assistance to emerging media overseas, but also in the United States:
Our mission is to promote best practices in media worldwide. Our activities are to provide training and administrative and technical support for emerging media, including public information, education and artistic ventures, in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as in the Southern Appalachians, home of its regional headquarters. We specialize in using technology to engage and assist colleagues, in particular via distance learning methods. People who work for us are professionals who uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity.